New York Islanders : Who Was The Best Of All Time?

The age-old question when it comes to any franchise is ‘who was the best player ever in their history’?  In the case of the New York  Islanders, that is not any different.

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It is a very common, very debatable concept to be discussed among the fan-base and one that always brings out a bevy of interesting comments and selections.

Instead of sitting here and writing a column on who I think that player should be for the once proud four consecutive Stanley Cup winning franchise, would it not be much more fun to let the fans and readers themselves decide?

Starting out with 20 players and allowing for week-long voting, that is exactly what we are going to do here at Eyes On Isles.

The players were picked party by myself along with comments taken off the site’s Facebook page when I first suggested the competition. It is your chance to partake in the fun and let your voice be heard.

So don’t miss out and share this as much as you can to make sure voting is enough to declare someone a clear winner for each round.

To begin, the 20 names were put into an internet name randomizer, which produced the seeds. It will follow normal tournament rules, with the highest seed playing the lowest seed and so forth until the finals.

So, without further adieu, let’s begin with round one of the greatest Islander of all time.

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Round One

VOTING CLOSES SUNDAY, MARCH 9, 2014

 

Ken Morrow (550 GP, 17-88-105…127 playoff games, 11-22-33) 

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Bryan Trottier (1279 GP, 524-901-1425….221 playoff games, 71-113-184)

 

Round 1 - Morrow vs Trottier

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Pat LaFontaine (530 GP, 287-279-566…..50 playoff games, 14-21-35)

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Bob Nystrom (900 GP, 235-278-513…..157 playoff games, 39-44-83)

 

Round 2 - LaFontaine vs Nystrom

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Pierre Turgeon (255 GP, 147-193-340…..15 playoff games, 6-8-14)

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Brent Sutter (691 GP, 285-321-606…..88 playoff games, 24-35-59)

 

Round 3 - Turgeon vs Brent Sutter

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Zigmund Palffy (331 GP, 168-163-331…..no playoff games)

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Butch Goring (332 GP, 87-108-195…..99 playoff games, 28-40-68)

 

Round 4 - Zigmund Palffy vs Butch Goring

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John Tonelli (594 GP, 206-338-544…..113 playoff games, 28-55-83)

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Benoit Hogue (258 GP, 105-124-229….22 playoff games, 6-7-13)

 

Round 5 - John Tonelli vs Benoit Hogue

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Mike Bossy (752 GP, 573-553-1126……..129 playoff games, 85-75-160)

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John Tavares (350 GP, 136-179-315…….6 playoff games, 3-2-5)

 

Round 6 - Mike Bossy vs John Tavares

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Tomas Jonsson (532 GP, 84-249-333……….76 playoff games, 9-26-35)

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Bob Bourne (814 GP, 238-304-542……120 playoff games, 37-52-89)

 

Round 7 - Kenny Jonsson vs Bob Bourne

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Mariusz Czerkawski (513 GP, 150-159-309…….12 playoff games, 2-3-5)

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Billy Smith (680 GP, 305 wins, 3.17 GAA………….132 playoff games, 88 wins, 2.73 GAA)

 

Round 8 - Mariuz Czerkawski vs Billy Smith

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Steve Thomas (275 GP, 118-140-258………22 playoff games, 10-8-18)

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Clark Gillies (872 GP, 304-359-663………….159 playoff games, 47-46-93)

 

Round 9 - Steve Thomas vs Clark Gillies

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Ed Westfall (493 GP, 105-181-286…………45 playoff games, 9-20-29)

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Denis Potvin (1060 GP, 310-742-1052………..185 playoff games, 56-108-164)

 

Round 10 - Denis Potvin vs Ed Westfall

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Don’t forget to share this where you can to maximize voting results. Next week the winners of round one will square off in the quarter-finals.

Thanks for reading and supporting us here at Eyes On Isles. We truly appreciate it.

Sound off in the comments section below if you choose.

 

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